British Company Tullow Oil Exploiting Africa’s Resources and People

About the British Company Tullow Oil Exploiting Africa’s Resources and People Series

Tullow has been prospecting for oil in the Turkana region of Kenya since 2012, and recently exported its first 250,000 barrels to a Chinese company for a reported $12 million. Tullow says the company and its partners have so far invested $2 billion into its Kenyan operations. Turkana was ravaged by drought in spring and summer 2019 but has since experienced major downpours.

But the project has been beset by problems. The company has been accused of failing to properly compensate the communities its operations impact, and it is now looking to scale back its activity in the region.

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Joseph Loree's 14-year-old son Eliar drowned in 2016 while swimming at an abandoned quarry, left open by a contractor hired by a subsidiary of Tullow Oil.

Joseph Loree's 14-year-old son Eliar drowned in 2016 while swimming at an abandoned quarry, left open by a contractor hired by a subsidiary of Tullow Oil.
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In 2015, the World Bank bought a 6.8 percent stake in Africa Oil Corp, a Canadian-based oil and gas company, for CAD $65 million (US$50 million), despite opposition to the deal by the U.S Treasury ...
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Since he left his job with a local engineering company contracted by Tullow Oil to install drilling rigs, Erastus Ekeno has been running a pub, selling food and drinks to residents and visitors to ...
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British company Tullow Oil is under fire for wasteful spending related to community projects intended to balance the damage done by the company’s oil extraction in the Turkana region of Kenya....